"»*.- ^-r^iwioaab. STATE NORMAL SCHOOL.. ..SALEM, MASS. This Institution was established in 1854, by the Commonwealth of Massa- chusetts, with the liberal co-operation of the City of Salem, for the education of Female Teachers. It is under the charge of the State J£oard of Education, and of a special Board of Visitors. During the period that has elapsed since the reception of the first Class in September, 1854, three hundred and seventeen Young Ladies have been members of the School ; and of these, one hundred and six have received diplomas, upon the honorable completion of the prescribed course of study. The latter, with few exceptions, have since en- gaged in teaching in the schools of the Commonwealth. HLztvxs anfc Vacations. The school year is divided into two terms ; one commencing on the second Wednesday of March, and the other on the second Wednesday of September. i The former is preceded by a vacation of four weeks, and the latter by a vacation of eight weeks. The present term -will closo with an examination, commencing on Wednesday, July 21st, at 9 o'clock, A. M., and continuing two days. All friends of education aro respectfully invited to attend this examination, and also to visit the School at other times that may suit their convenience. ^Xf mission. Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age ; must present a satisfactory certificate of good moral character ; must declare their intention of remaining in the School three consecutive terms, (or so much of this time as may be required for completing the prescribed course of study,) of faithfully observing its regulations during their connection with it, and of afterwards teaching in the public schools of Massachusetts ; # and must pass a satisfactory examination in Reading, Spelling, Defining, Writing, Arithmetic, English Grammar, Geography, and the History of the United States. The next examination for admission will take place at 9 o'clock, A. M., on Tuesday, September 7th, the day preceding the commencement of the next term. Except in extraordinary cases, no candidate for admission during the next term will be examined at any other time. IBlpznsss atiTj State &C&. Tuition is free to those who comply with the condition of teaching in the public schools of Massachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided. A small fee ($1.50) is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for incidental expenses. The School has a Library of text-books for the classes, and of works for general * Ladies desiring to teach, in other States or in private schools may be admitted on paying a reasonable fee for tuition. reference and reading, already amounting to more than 3000 volumes. Of these, the students have the free use, so that they need to incur very little expense for books. It is recommended, however, that they should bring with them, especially for purposes of comparison, the text-books which they have already studied, so far as this may be convenient. Board can be obtained in respectable families in the city, at from $2 to $3 per week. When the lowest prices are paid, washing and separate fire and lights are not usually included. For the assistance of those who would find even the light expenses of the School burdensome, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation of a thousand dollars. This sum is distributed among pupils from Massachusetts who have been connected with the School thirteen weeks, and who may merit and need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of their residence from the School, and their necessary expenses in attending it, but not exceeding in any case $1.50 per week. «S t u U t e s . Philosophy, History, and Art of Education, Physical, Intellectual, and Moral, (including Physiology and Hygiene, Mental and Moral Philosophy, Art of Reasoning, Philosophy of Language, School Laws, School Organization and Government, Methods of Instruction, &c, with Practical Exercises in Teaching) ; Geometry and Algebra ; Sources of the English Language, (with especial attention to the Latin, French, and Anglo-Saxon) ; History, Structure, and Idioms of our Language ; History of English Literature, with the Critical Study of Select Works"; Rehearsal of Select Passages, and Original Compo- sition ; Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology, Botany, Zoology, Natural Philosophy, and Astronomy ; Mathematical and Physical Geography, with the Use of Globes and Construction of Maps ; General History and Chronology ; History of England ; History and 'Polity of Massachusetts and of the United States ; Music ; Drawing ; Book-keeping ; the Studies of the Common School reviewed and extended, with a careful investigation of their principles and of the best methods of teaching them. These studies are pursued in part with the uso of prescribed text-books, and in part through lectures with the aid of books of reference. They are all pursued with constant regard to the wants of the teacher ; and such practical exercises are intermingled as tend most directly to preparation for the work of instruction in Common and High Schools. The studies of the course are so arranged in distinct departments, as to permit the pupils to occupy more or less time in its completion, according to their maturity of mind, and previous attainments. The arrangements of the School are thus equally adapted to those who may wish to study the Principles and Methods of Teaching, and to make higher or more accurate attainments in the branches to be taught, whether they are graduates of High Schools or Academies, or have only obtained a good common school education. Diplomas are conferred upon those who honorably complete the pre- scribed course of study, and special certificates are also awarded to those who make additional attainments. Graduates of the School, and others designing to teach who may be prepared to join them, are permitted to form classes for the prosecution of more advanced study, to any extent consistent with the general objects and interests of the Institution. Salem, June, 1858. Jkgiater for % Spring antr Summer ®erm-<4858. BOARD OF EDUCATION. His Excellency, The Governor. His Honor, The Lieutenant Governor. Rev. Edward Otheman, A. M., Chelsea. Hon. Isaac Davis, LL.D., Worcester. Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, A. M., West Roxbury. Henry Wheatland, M. D., Salem. Ariel Parish, A. M., Springfield. Cornelius C. Felton, LL.D., Cambridge. Rev. William A. Stearns, D.D., Amherst Hon. George S. Boutwell, LL.D., Secretary. Rev. Samuel C. Jackson, D.D. Assistant Sec'y. George B. Emerson, A.M., Treasurer. BOARD OF VISITORS. Henry Wheatland, M. D. Rev. Alonzo H. Quint, A. M. Hon. George S. Boutwell, LL.D. INSTRUCTORS. Alpheus Crosby, A. M., Principal. Martha Kingman. Elizabeth Weston. Sarah R. Smith. Olive P. Bray. Ellen M. Dodge. Mary E. Webb. E. Ripley Blanchard, Teacher of Music. ADVANCED CLASS. Hittie B. Hubbard, North Andover. Nellie Stanley, Salem. 2 SENIOR CLASS. Maria L. Brackett, Newton Centre. Selina B. Bradt, Lowell. Sarah Ellen Brooks, Salem. Annie R. Chard, Annisquam, Gloucester. Mary Colesworthy, Chelsea. Mattie A. Collins, Athol Depot. Lucy M. Cragin, Woburn. Lydia M. Damon, North Reading. Mary E. Dodge, Chatham. , Sarah G. Duley, Annisquam, Gloucester. Martha M. Haskell, South Danvers. Sarah T. Hodgkins, Gloucester. Jane B. Jones, Annisquam, Gloucester. Helen E. Knowlton, Manchester. Lizzie J. Long, Marblehead. Sarah L. Munsey, Gloucester. Augusta S. Niles, Boston. Abby M. Ober, Beverly. Frances Owen, Cambridge. * Emma C. Porter, Hamilton. S. Augusta Putnam, Lawrence. Gertrude Sheldon, Lowell. H. Annie Webber, Beverly. Amelia R. Whitman, Lawrence, Kansas. Annie Winter, Gloucester. 25 MIDDLE CLASS. Mary E. Alley, Lynn. Lizzie S. Brooks, Salem. 6 Annie M. Brown, Lynn. Carrie E. Brown, Gloucester. Lizzie Carleton, Salein. Helen M. Carter, Beverly. Mary E. Carter, South Reading. Emily E. Chadbourne, South Maiden. Caroline J. Cole, Salem. Eliza A. Damon, Wilmington. Sarah M. Eaton, Lowell. Annie E. Fifield, Salisbury. Lizzie B. Fiske, Beverly. Tamizon H. Gaskill, Newburyport. Anna H. Gray, Danversport. Ellen M. Guilford, North Reading. Lucy M. Haven, Lynn. Lizzie H. Hobson, South Reading. Lucy A. Kimball, South Danvers. Alzira Lefavor, Salem. Sarah C. Lewis, Falmouth. Charlotte T. Little, Castine. Sarah A. Lynde, Stoneham. Sarah J. W. McKay, South Reading. Martha Mansfield, Lynnfield. M. Alice Mansfield, Lynnfield. Ellen M. Pierce, Barton, Vt. Sarah E, Power, Marblehead. Julia A. Putnam, Groton. Sarah H. Putnam, Milford, N. H. Carrie W. Quint, South Maiden. Kate N. Rockwood, Newburyport. Susan H. Ropes, Salem. Eliza H. Samson, South Marshfield. Rhoda P. Sargent, West Amesbury. Susan E. Snow, Salem. Hattie N. Stanwood, Gloucester. Caroline L. Sweetser, Stoneham. Carrie Augusta Torr, South Danvers. Amanda L. Trask, Lynn. Marietta M. White, Littleton. Charlotte A. Wood, Salem. 42 JUNIOR CLASS. Ruth A. Alley, Lynn. Sarah E. Babbidge, Salem. Eunice M. Bancroft, Lynnfield Centre. Anna Bartol, Marblehead. Jenny Blake, Carmcl, Me. Rebecca S. Breed, Salem. Hannah Lizzie Burke, Beverly. Sarah F. Bushby, South Danvers. Allie Dickey, North Reading. Rozella Eaton, North Reading. Ellen A. Edmester, South Maiden. Josephine A. Ellery, Gloucester. Susan P. Gray, Salem. Lucie P. Hadley, Swampscott. Kate F. S. Howe, Dorchester. Miranda R. Hyde, Lynn. Mariannie Jones, Lyndeboro', N. H. Katie E. Knight, Somerville. Abbie T. Knowles, Chelsea. Lizzie H. Laskey, Salem. Ellen M. Lummus, North Beverly. Harriet F. Munroe, Saugus. Ellen N. Munsey, Danvers. Hannah V. Newhall, Lynnfield Centre. Cemantha Nichols, North Reading. Isabelle S. Perry, North Beverly. Eunice T. Plumer, Newburyport. Mary P. Proctor, South Danvers. Frances H. Ramsdell, Salem. Mary B. Rowe, Saugus. Anabiah Russell, Milford, N. H. Loann E. Soule, Ipswich. Sarah W. Stickney, Beverly. Eliza S. Symonds, Salem. Mary J. Thayer, Salem. Mary E. Todd, Lynn. Marie H. Vose, Chelsea. Abbie A. Young, Beverly. 38 Total, 107. Salem Observer Press.